Placed a deposit on the Astra!

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Yep. 2008 Astra 3Dr, 5sp, 140hp, handling package, 17s", advanced audio package, stability control, progressive steering, heated seats, trip computer, advanced info display w/access to all OBDII, breakaway pedals, 6 airbags, etc. Assy in Belgium, 35% German parts. Red. $20k msrp, $11k with the klunked A6. Kind of reminds me of our Audi Coupe GTs.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Vikas
I was going to say the same thing; how old is that Audi A6?
And does it really have a combined mpg of 18 or less? I thought they weren't that uneconomical.
 
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My sunfire looks like a clunker, but it doesn't qualify as a clunker. But an Audi qualifies as a clunker, go figure
 
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Attempted to buy the exact same car (LOVE the red XR 3-door) but couldn't come to an agreement on trade-in value. Too bad they didn't offer this color and wheel option in the U.S. Quite a looker.
 

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The A6 is a 1995 A6 Avant quattro automatic, 160k. 18mpg combined. It suffers from a deer strike, minimal maintenance, clunky suspension (which never had any work) and an interior which appears like she raised monkeys inside it. I refused to replace the crushed fender, hood and headlight for her, citing the fact I could replace the car with a cleaner example for two or three grand. I like the red, esp with the chrome and silver, but the wife kind of does not, plus we already have a red car. Blue, silver, white would be great, but no can find. Getting a manual is an excellent call. I don't hear great things about the autotrans (Asian), the manual will serve a longer duty, more fun and is needed if there are any mods applied to it. We are pretty psyched. I started another thread on the oil/engine. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1561745#Post1561745
 

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Slim pickin's on any sub $15k cars. Needing a manual/3dr combo at this point in the game pushed us near the fringe.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Audi Junkie
The A6 is a 1995 A6 Avant quattro automatic, 160k. 18mpg combined. It suffers from a deer strike, minimal maintenance, clunky suspension (which never had any work) and an interior which appears like she raised monkeys inside it. I refused to replace the crushed fender, hood and headlight for her, citing the fact I could replace the car with a cleaner example for two or three grand. I like the red, esp with the chrome and silver, but the wife kind of does not, plus we already have a red car. Blue, silver, white would be great, but no can find. Getting a manual is an excellent call. I don't hear great things about the autotrans (Asian), the manual will serve a longer duty, more fun and is needed if there are any mods applied to it. We are pretty psyched. I started another thread on the oil/engine. http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1561745#Post1561745
Okay, fair enough. A 14-year old car with 160k and significant damage has 'lived its life' and would be expensive to continue to operate. Even if there wasn't the C4C program, a dealer would most likely junk it instead of re-selling.
 
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It would probably trickle down to a dealership like JD Byrider or the corner car dealer that specializes in cars $2-$3k range fleecing the low income people.
 
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